We want the percent of adults receiving treatment when it's needed to go up.
This is a Vermont Department of Health Healthy Vermonters 2020 objective.
Author: Vermont Department of Mental Health
The percentage of Vermont adults with any mental health condition is generally higher than the percentage of adults in the United States and higher than the percentage of adults in the Northeast. However, more Vermont adults are getting treatment than the national average (58% vs 43% in 2015). Other data sources--such as data reported to SAMHSA's Uniform Reporting System (URS)--show that Vermont's use of community mental health services is much higher than national averages (39 per 1,000 people vs 23 per 1,000 people in 2015).
The Agency of Human Services is currently using the scorecard to assess our agency contribution to increasing the rate of treatment in Vermont, and to keep track of key data elements to guide our efforts. One Agency cannot turn the curve alone; there are many partners who have a role to play making a difference.
Vermont’s percentage of mental health treatment among adults with AMI was higher than the national percentage in both the 2013 and 2014 barometer reports.
Updated January 2017.